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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Emerson Wayne Arnett, Jr. (August 12, 2017)

Emerson Wayne Arnett, Jr., 78, of Greenville passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born on June 29, 1939 in Greenville to the late Emerson, Sr. and Bernice (Oberer) Arnett.

In addition to his parents, Emerson was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Arnett, and his brother-in-law, John Myers.

Emerson was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a 24 year veteran of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department. He was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge #329 and Greenville Eagles Lodge #2177. In addition to his full-time fire fighter duties, he always had part-time jobs such as working at Quality Farm and Fleet, as an auctioneer, and frequenting garage sales and flea markets. In spite of his work schedule, Emerson always found time to spend with his family.

Emerson had quite the memorable personality, and was quite the character - and that character was Donald Duck. Emerson loved all the Disney characters, but Donald held a special place in his heart. He would play the part and speak just like Donald for all the kids. He also was an avid collector of Donald Duck memorabilia.

Emerson is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debbie (Burd) Arnett, whom he married on March 19, 1994. His children and their spouses, Falaeh and Michael Gerace of Greenville, Joseph and Bernadette Arnett of Katy, Texas, Christopher and Jenny Arnett of West Chester, Ohio, Veronica Sutherland of Greenville, Tonia and Rich Metz of Wapakoneta, Nicole and Brock Douglas of Wapakoneta, Andrea McHenry of Sidney, and Brooke Garcia of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Phyllis Arnett of Greenville, and Larry and Cari Arnett of Florida; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie Myers, Becky and David Simon, and Paula Anthony all of Greenville. Emerson also leaves a legacy of 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday prior to the service from 10 AM - 12 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials contributions may be given to Darke County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Tammy Jo Shapiro (August 11, 2017)

Tammy Jo Shapiro, 68, of Greenville, passed away on early Friday morning, August 11, 2017 at her home.

She was born on January 19, 1949 in Union City, IN, to the late Robert and Pauline (Fink) Lyons.

Tammy was a caring wife and wonderful mother to her two sons. She was proud of them and the men they had become. She was a kind-hearted person who liked everyone and everyone liked her. Above all else, she enjoyed being with her family and was very close to them, especially her father. She and Frank would spend many hours out on Indian Lake on their pontoon boat or cruising the county on their motorcycle. She truly enjoyed those times. Tammy loved all creatures, great and small. She would even make Frank capture and release spiders. She had a kind heart and a tender soul. Her family was truly blessed to have had her in their lives and she will be sorely and profoundly missed.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Frank Shapiro, whom she married September 25, 1999; her sons, Dallas Humpolak of Arcanum, and Travis Humpolak of Greenville and their father, Andy Humpolak; her sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Larry Masters of Safety Harbor, Florida; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Kim and Lynn Lyons of Pitsburg, and Kirby and Carolyn Lyons of Greenville; nieces, spouses and their children, Heather and Michael Werner and children Mason and Emma, all of Grenville, Kristi and Dustin Morr of Greenville, Paige and Deric Shuster and their son Preston, all of Safety Harbor, Florida, and Shelly Masters of Tampa, Florida.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Union City, Indiana.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Joseph Barker (August 8, 2017)

Joseph Barker, 55, of Union City, Ohio passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on April 19,1962 in Piqua, Ohio to Maxine (Hibert) Barker and the late Frank Barker.

No services are planned at this time. Services has been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral in Greenville Ohio.

Online condolence may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Alice "Faye" Schlecty (August 9, 2017)

Alice "Faye" Schlecty, 66, of Rossburg, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born on January 10, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Donald and Mary (Boyd) Warner.

Faye was an incredibly talented and creative person. She would gather materials and make wreaths and other craft items that were special and useful. She worked at the Calico Loft on Sweitzer Street and eventually bought it. She moved her store to Ansonia and began offering cut flowers alongside her many other creations. She was always involved in different community causes and would stand in defense of her beliefs.

Faye was always available to help her children and the school. She would make Christmas ornaments and sell them to help raise money for the school. To this day, there are numerous people who still hang her ornaments on their Christmas trees during the Holidays. She was a very dedicated and active member of the Rossburg United Methodist Church. She volunteered for the summer bible school programs and decorated the church for various Holidays. She loved to sing in the choir and did so as long has she could. Faye volunteered at the Pregnancy Help Center and crocheted and donated countless baby blankets and quilts.

Faye loved her family and enjoyed listening to Norb and Jeff play music. She loved all types of music ranging from old rock and roll, bluegrass and gospel. She was a faithful wife, devoted mother and was a pillar for her family. She was proud of her children and grandchildren. Faye was adored and respected by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Faye is survived by her husband, of 48 years, Norbert D. Schlecty, whom she married on December 21, 1968; a son, Jeffrey and Tonya Schlecty of New Weston, and a daughter, Laura Lovetto of Springville, Alabama; grandchildren, Ambrea Schlecty of Greenville, David Schlecty of Cincinnati, Paul Schlecty of New Weston, and Madison Lovetto of Jacksonville, Alabama; brother Chuck Warner of Alamogordo, New Mexico; and her sister, Cindy Pike of Greenville; and a host of treasured nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 13,2017 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 128, Rossburg, Ohio 45362 or State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Larry Charles Rapier (August 1, 2017)

Larry Charles Rapier age 62, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 6:37 PM on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Larry was born March 5, 1955, in Woodbine, Kentucky to Betty (Hill) Rapier of Greenville and the late Charles E. Rapier.

In addition to his mother, Larry is also survived by his wife, Carissima (Vecera) Rapier whom he married July 17, 1993; daughters, Carmella Rapier of Greenville, Megan Rapier of Greenville and Cassie Rapier of Greenville; grandchildren, Serenity June and Scarlett Ann; brother, Perry Rapier of Greenville; sister, Dee Combs of Greenville; pet beagle, Sonny; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Larry was also preceded in death by a brother, Tom Rapier; and sister, Linda Monhollen.

Larry retired from Corning Glass in Greenville where he was also the representative for American Flint Glass Workers Union, AFL-CIO. Larry was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan, loved gardening, and watching the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Larry’s main passion was his family and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jesse Teal officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 14, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association 5455 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Linda S. (Pierron) Malott (August 7, 2017)

Linda S. (Pierron) Malott, 52 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Monday August 7, 2017 at 11:55 AM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. She was born May 26, 1965 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of George Pierron of Greenville and the late Joyce (Swank) Pierron. She was a Child Support Case Worker.

She is preceded in death by her mother; nephew: Ryan Kimmel.

She is survived by her father; children & spouses: Curtis Hubbell of Greenville, Casey Malott of Greenville, Dustin & Brook Fox of Huber Heights, Zac & Kasey Fox of Tipp City; granddaughter: Aubrey Hubbell of Greenville; sisters & brothers in law: Lori & Mark Kimmel of Greenville, Lisa Fry of Fairborn; & numerous nieces & nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday August 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Brock Cemetery. There will be a processional line formed in the back parking lot of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home at 1:30 to go to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

Joyce Ann McEldowney (July 31, 2017)

Joyce Ann McEldowney age 77, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:44 AM on Monday, July 31, 2017, at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. Joyce was born December 7, 1939, in Darke County to the late Benjamin & Virginia (Downing) Robison.

Joyce is survived by her sister & brother-in-law, Loretta F. & Larry Terhune of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. McEldowney on August 14, 2016, whom she married June 5, 1965; and brother, Donald E. “Donnie” Robison.

Joyce retired from Copeland in Sidney where she was an inspector for 39 years. Joyce was a member of the Towne Squares Quilt Club in Greenville and former member of the Ansonia Order of Eastern Star.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Robert “Bob” Kaye Forney (August 5, 2017)

Robert “Bob” Kaye Forney, 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 5, 2017 at the Village Green Health Campus in Greenville, Ohio.

Born in Greenville, Ohio on Aug. 18, 1930, to Walter and Juanita (Shields) Forney, Bob graduated from Greenville High School in 1948 before attending Miami University of Ohio. He worked at United Telephone for 27 years and served as the City of Greenville Tax Administrator for 17 years.

Bob was a long-term member of the Eagles, Elks, American Legion and Moose. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and Shriner. Bob also served in the United States Naval Reserve for eight years.

Bob is survived by his three sons Rocky of Sidney, Ohio, Scott of Brockton, MA and Matthew (Lisa) of Dublin, Ohio: two grandsons Austin and Dylan; and special friend of more than 35 years Joy Bowers of Greenville. He was proceeded in death by his parents Walter and Juanita, and sister Phyllis.

The family will hold a visitation from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday August 10, 2017 with the Greenville Masonic Lodge conducting a Masonic Memorial Service at 6:30 PM followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Degree Service. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home 1499 N. Broadway St. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (131 E. 4th St.; Greenville, Ohio 45331) or Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143 (PO Box 44 Greenville, Ohio 45331).

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Della Marie (Collins) Cassity (August 3, 2017)

Della Marie (Collins) Cassity, 93, of New Madison, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center.

Della was born on September 7, 1923 in Blairs Mills, Kentucky, to the late Walter and Dora (Lykins) Collins.

In addition to her parents, Della was preceded in death by her husband, Ivis Cassity; her brother, Clayton Collins; and her sister, Marlene Clevenger.

Della was a member of the American Legion, Universalist Church and Friends of the New Madison Library. Dell enjoyed working crossword puzzles, sewing and crocheting.

Della is survived by her children, Pat Nelson of New Madison, Pam and Mark Loxley of New Madison, and Roger and Janet Cassity of Arcanum; her grandchildren, Bruce and Karen Nelson of North Carolina, Jenny Anderson of Greenville, Jessi Loxley of Arcanum, David and Mallory Cassity of Springfield and Megan and Brad Wombolt of Versailles; her great grandchildren, Kristin Ward, Clay Loxley, Meredith Cassity and Ivis Cassity; her great great grandchildren; Hailie Gilbert and Lily Moss; her brother, Alden Collins of Wrigley, Kentucky; her sisters, Reva Lewis of Springfield and Dorothy Howard of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenmound Cemetery.

Family and Friends may visit from 12:00PM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8,2017 also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Madison American Legion or to the New Madison Public Library.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.braundpope.com.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

David E. Harleman (July 31, 2017)

David E. Harleman age 58, of Arcanum passed away at 4:11 PM on Monday, July 31, 2017, at his residence. David was born May 26, 1959, in Greenville to Alice Mae (Fellers) Harleman of Gordon and the late Bobby L. Harleman.

In addition to his mother, David was also survived by his wife, Brenda (Campbell) Harleman whom he married May 3, 1986; daughter, Kalista Harleman of Arcanum; brother & sister-in-law, Harold & Debbie Jo Harleman of Arcanum; sister & brother-in-law, Debbie & James Taylor of Arcanum and Kathy Harleman of Gordon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, David is also preceded in death by his brother, Neil Harleman.

David worked for Miller Valentine Construction Co. in Dayton. He was a member of the Arcanum V.F.W.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Travis Qualls officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Laura Marie (Price) Bunger

Laura Marie (Price) Bunger, 78 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Monday July 31, 2017 at 6:20 PM at her residence. She was born April 24, 1939 in Mannington. West Virginia the daughter of the late Norman & Ethel L. (Floyd) Price.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: John V. Bunger in 1988; step daughter: Amelia Bunger; brothers: David E. Price in infancy and William A. Price; sisters: Dawanda Deem, & Norma M. Teat.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Thomas Shelton of Greenville, Norman B. & Kim Shelton of Cleveland, Ohio, Carl R. & Betty Swiger II of Arcanum, William W. Swiger of Arcanum, Patricia M. & Albert Black of Richmond, Indiana, Joseph & A. Judy Swiger of Arcanum, & Faith A. McGuire & Barb Mays of Arcanum; step son: John V. Bunger of Nappanee, Indiana; 39 Grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters & brother in law: Nina L. Park of Arcanum, Edith P. Baker of Greenville, Florence M. & Edmon Jones of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Daniel Berdine officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. Family will receive friend’s from8:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, July 31, 2017

Harold William “Bill” Worthen (July 30, 2017)

Harold William “Bill” Worthen, age 66 of Algonac, Michigan and formerly of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:10 AM Sunday July 30, 2017 in Davison, MI. Bill was born October 4, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late William and Dorothy (Newbauer) Worthen.

He was an Automotive Consultant employed with Innovative Works in New Baltimore, MI.

Bill was the founder and very involved with SMAFF (St. Clair-Macomb Amateur Fastpitch Federation), enjoyed cooking and camping, time with his family particularly his grandchildren, building computers and repairing computers for friends and family, reading and studying technical Automotive Manuals, gardening and farming with an appreciation for John Deere equipment and also an avid OSU Buckeye Fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Darlene Plessinger and a brother-in-law Eddie Stover.

Bill is survived by his wife Carolyn (Karnehm) Worthen of Algonac, MI. They were married March 23, 1974. Also children Channon “Bill” (Jennifer) Worthen of East China, MI and Erica (Kevin) Turner of Sidney, Ohio; grandchildren Blake Worthen, Will Fisher, Ashlee Worthen, Maggie Turner, Claire Turner and Ellie Turner; brother Robert Gene (Annie) Worthen of Greenville; sisters Phyllis Jane Stover of New Madison and Kay (Gary) Tillman of Georgia as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday August 3, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Rhonda L. Rismiller (July 29, 2017)

Rhonda L. Rismiller, age 53, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 6:05 PM at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1963 in Darke County, Ohio, to Goethe & Patty (Boolman) Rodeheffer of Ansonia, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Jack Rismiller of Versailles, Ohio, whom she married on November 24, 1984; son, Dan Rismiller of Versailles; daughter and son in law, Bethany & Andy Brown of Arcanum, Ohio; granddaughters, Myra & Tabitha Brown; brother, Randy Rodeheffer of Lake View, Ohio, mother in law, Norma Rismiller of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father in law, Glen Rismiller.

Rhonda worked at various places as a clerk, bookkeeper and bank teller. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star where she was the treasurer for many years and the past president of church council. She was a longtime Girl Scout leader and a member of the Eastern Star. She volunteered at the food pantry and Versailles High School Band as well as numerous other places.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 13495 Greenville St. Mary’s Rd., North Star, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in North Star. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Osgood Rescue or St. Paul Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Billie Jo "BJ" Gasquez (July 28, 2017)

Billie Jo "BJ" Gasquez, 66, of Greenville, passed away early Friday morning, July 28, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Unit in Greenville.

She was born on March 30, 1951 in Greenville, to the late Oral and Ruby (Coppock) Boldman.

In addition to her parents, BJ was preceded in death by two sisters, Marilyn Boldman and Rebecca Powell.

BJ retired from Weaver Bros. in Versailles on March 30, 2017 after 34 years. She belonged to the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and was a member of Lighthouse Christian Center.

BJ is survived by her husband, Jerome "Jerry" Gasquez, whom she married September 27, 2014; her brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Rosie Boldman of Union City, Ohio; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Karilyn Hittle of Arcanum, Fonda and Marion Miller of Greenville, and Betsy and Bill Clauss of Arcanum. BJ also leaves behind her mother-in-law, Rosalie Gasquez of Baldwin, New York, her brother-in-law, Ronald Gasquez of East Meadow, New York, a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Romano Gasquez of Baldwin, New York, and numerous nieces, nephews and her best friend Frankie Sanderson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lighthouse Christian Center, 5256 Sebring Warner Rd, Greenville, OH 45331, with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Lighthouse Christian Center with an Auxiliary Memorial Service being held at 6:45PM by the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Lighthouse Christian Center Circle of Friends ministry, 5256 Sebring Warner Rd, Greenville, OH 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Alfred L. Henry (July 28, 2017)

Alfred L. Henry, age 95, formerly of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at Fair Haven in Sidney, Ohio. Al was born June 15, 1922 in rural Darke County, to the late Harry and Mary (Didier) Henry of Versailles, Ohio. On December 15, 1943, he married Dorothy M. Dapore at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Ohio. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2011.

Al is survived by son and daughter in law A. Larry & Sylvia Henry, Jr. of Versailles; daughters and son in law, Barbara & Jerry Weaver of Clayton, Joyce & James Chilcote of Toledo, and Cheryl & Dale Leach, Jr. of Sidney; twelve grandchildren; Rebecca Henry, Tamara (Kris Barr) Henry, Janell (Chris) Weiss, Elizabeth (Robert) Hunkeler, Keith Weaver, Marcella (Douglas) Chaney, Anthony (Tanya) Weaver, Julie Chilcote, Jamie (Kim) Chilcote, Jeff (Amber) Chilcote, Chris (Sherri) Leach, and Dave (Quintina) Leach, 37 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great-Great Grandchildren, sister Bertha Bryan of Piqua, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; great-granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Weaver, and siblings, Elizabeth Chouchot, Magdalene Kley, Josephine Saintignon, Florence Bashore, Dorothy Zimmerman, Louis Henry, James Henry, John Henry, Joseph Henry and Paul Henry.

Al served in the Army during World War II and participated in 4 major campaigns, Invasion of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland Hurtgen Forest and Ardennes Forest. He was wounded several times as a combat soldier and chose to return to his unit until the fourth time when he finished his service as a MP. He received the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster and other medals and accommodations. He completed his service as a staff sergeant and was discharged on November 29, 1945. It pleased him when strangers would come up to him and thank him for his service.

Upon returning from the war, Al and Dorothy started dairy farming. They won an award for the best quality milk in Ohio and a trip to Chicago in the late sixties. Al was a life member of the Saint Remy Knights of Columbus. He is a Past-President of the Darke County Farm Bureau, served on the Darke County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 25 years and made trips to Washington DC to talk to congressmen on behalf of farmers. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, where he was a past commander, and frequently participated in parades and goodwill visits to other less fortunate veterans. He was a member of the Purple Heart Chapter of Dayton, Ohio.

Once he and Dorothy retired from farming, they began to travel. They visited all but four of our 50 states as well as travel to Canada, Europe and Africa. With retirement, he became very active in his army reunions for the 83rd Infantry Division, and several times hosted the event.

On May 30, 2012 he, along with his deceased twin brother Joseph, and deceased brother John, received a High School Diploma from Versailles High School with the graduating class of 2012 made possible through John Boehner’s office. The manuscript of his short story of his life is in the Library of Congress.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4-8 PM as well as from 9-10 am on Friday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. A Graveside Military service will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Wilson Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

Zane Crosby Sutter (July 26, 2017)

Zane Crosby Sutter, infant son of Matthew and Sarah (Coblentz) Sutter, was stillborn at 33 weeks on July 26, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Zane weighed 3 lbs. 4 oz. and was 16 inches long.

In addition to his parents, Zane is survived by his sisters, Eleanor and Evelyn Sutter; his brother, Henry Sutter; his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Grace Sutter of Greenville; his maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Brenda Coblentz of Greenville; his uncle, Micah and Christian Coblentz of Greenville; his aunts, Julia and Michael Bradley of Englewood and Shawna and Kevin Murphy of Louisville, Kentucky; and many cousins.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sufficient Grace Ministries (SGM) has helped many local mothers, including Sarah Sutter, deal with the loss of a newborn child. Matthew and Sarah are deeply grateful for SGM's bereavement doula support, photography, and other priceless keepsakes which were offered free of charge. In lieu of flowers, Matthew and Sarah would appreciate any memorial contributions be given to Sufficient Grace Ministries by visiting www.sufficientgraceministries.org.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Christopher Shane Short (July 23, 2017)

Christopher Shane Short age 29 of Arcanum, on Sunday, July 23, 2017, the world got a little darker and Christopher gained his wings. Christopher was always there to help someone no matter what, he had the biggest heart. Christopher was born January 13, 1988, in Dayton, Ohio to Stephen & Tina (Hensley) Short of Arcanum.

In addition to his parents, Christopher is also survived by his sister, Amanda Short of Dayton; girlfriend, Courtney Love of Huber Heights; nieces, Deonna Garrett and McKenzie Short; paternal grandmother, Mary Short of Greenville; good friend & cousin, Ian Savage of New Madison; and too many family and friends to mention.

Christopher was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Short; and maternal grandparents, Chester & Lois Hensley.

A celebration of Christopher’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home 1499 North Broadway in Greenville with Brother Christian Savage officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region, Inc. 555 Valley St. Dayton, OH 45404 or Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Robert E. Mitchell (July 24, 2017)

Robert E. Mitchell, age 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:55 PM at Hospice of Dayton. He was born on June 13, 1932 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Jobe & Ethel (Alexander) Mitchell.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Tim & Collette Mitchell of Greenville; daughters and sons in law, Gena & Bill Hoyt of Greenville, Brenda & Randy Brasher of Florida and Sheree Boyd of Tipp City; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters in law, Richard & Linda Mitchell of Tennessee and Jim & Margaret Mitchell of Greenville; sisters, JoAnn Cecil and Barbara Young both of Troy; companion, Ida Wright of Brookville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Daniel Lee Mitchell.

Robert was a member of the United States Navy serving in the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of Superior Soft Water and a member of the VFW in Greenville. He loved fishing, playing cards and woodworking.

Family will receive friends on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. There will be a military service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard on Friday at 11:45 AM at the funeral home. There will be no burial following the service.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

David Franklin York (July 22, 2017)

David Franklin York, 57 of Hollansburg, Ohio passed away on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10:36 AM in Greenville, Ohio. He was born March 2, 1960 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Troy Franklin & Wilma Sue (Chummey) York.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Rebecca Lynn York; sister in law: Stephanie York.

He is survived by his son & daughter in law: Troy & Courtney York; step sons & daughter in law: Nathan & Ashlee Curtner, & Rusty Curtner; grandchildren: Gracelynn York, Josiah Lee York, Tristen Lee Curtner, Kaitlyn Nicole Curtner, Landon David Curtner, Jazimyne Anna Marie Curtner, Jayden Allan Curtner, Josalyn Curtner; brothers: Bill York, Bob York, Troy York, Tom York; sister: Susan York; & numerous nieces & nephews.

There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gracelynn Nicole and London Renee Walker (July 17,2017)

Gracelynn Nicole and London Renee Walker, passed away on July 17,2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. They were born on July 17,2017, to the parents of Alex Walker and Paris Warner-Oakes of Greenville.

Gracelynn and London are preceded in death by their paternal papaw, Trent Walker.

In addition to their parents, Gracelynn and London are survived by their paternal grammy, Tamara Walker of Greenville; maternal grandparents, Jesse Oakes, and Sara Warner of Greenville; paternal great grandma, Steveanna Collette of Greenville; maternal great grandma, Rebecca Snyder of Piqua; aunts, Abbie Walker of Greenville and Chyna Nicks of Bradford; niece, Nevaeh Hudson; nephew, Uriah Stinson

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Following the memorial service, the family will gather at the Greenville City Park to continue to support each other.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 1 PM until 2 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Gracelynn and London’s family.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.